For Immediate Release

Shari Ireton
University of Washington School of Law


Law School Professor Selected as a 2006 Carnegie Scholar

Clark LombardiThe Carnegie Corporation of New York announced today that UW School of Law Assistant Professor Clark Lombardi has been chosen as a 2006 Carnegie Scholar. Lombardi is one of twenty U.S. scholars who will receive a grant of up to $100,000 to pursue specific Islam-centered research over the next two years.

Lombardi's Carnegie research, "Muslim Judges as a New Voice in Islamic Discourse," will examine the ways in which contemporary judges in the Muslim world have interpreted Islamic law and will explore the way in which their interpretation of Islamic legal texts is informed by civil, common or legal reasoning.

4th Annual Awards Event

featuring a public lecture by

Richard Salwen (’71),
founding General Counsel, Dell Computer Corporation

"How Technology Affected One Lawyer's Career –
 A Reminiscence"

Richard Salwen is the recipient of the 2006 Sharon Nelson Leadership Award. This award is given annually to an University of Washington Law School graduate who has made significant contributions in the fields of law and technology. Salwen is the founding General Counsel for the Dell Computer Corporation. He began his career as an associate attorney at the firm then named Shidler, McBroom, Gates and Baldwin (now Preston, Gates and Ellis). Salwen also served as Associate General Counsel for the Federal Aviation Administration in Seattle and as General Counsel at the Perot Group, a real estate investment and development company owned by Ross Perot in Dallas, Texas.

The Shidler Center will also honor students and faculty involved with law and technology programs at the University of Washington School of Law.  The lecture is free and open to members of the University community and the public.

Wednesday, October 4, 2006
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Lecture followed by a reception.

William H. Gates Hall, Room 115
University of Washington, Seattle
(View campus map)

RSVP by Tuesday, September 26, 2006, online at

or by phone (206) 685-2636.

Rick Salwen. He is available during the first week of October to accept the nelson award. We are checking on rooms but I also wanted to check with you to see if this works from your perspective looking at other alumni events, etc in the fall. Salwen also mentioned that he is in settle over the summer and wil call me to set up a lunch meeting so we can chat in person.

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